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Marriage and Sex, Part 7. “Annulment Is Divorce”

There is one last popular attack that Rudd, to his credit, did not repeat in his essay: Fundamentalism’s allegation that “annulment is divorce.” I suspect Rudd knows his own sect is actually quite diverse on issues of divorce, and any … Continue reading

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Marriage and Sex, Part 6. “Scandal”

Most of this blog is about principles and nuanced theology; its subjects require some reasoned attention to determine the merits of the Protestant Church of Christ’s attack on Catholic theology. The subject of scandal, however, is not theological; nor does … Continue reading

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Marriage and Sex, Part 5. Celibacy Is “Satanic Doctrine”

Rudd’s fourth argument for the Catholic Church’s “flawed, incomplete, and destructive” understanding of Marriage is titled, “Prohibition against church leaders marrying is a satanic doctrine” [sic]. Rudd continues: IV. Prohibition against church leaders marrying is a satanic doctrine: [sic]

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Marriage and Sex, Part 4. “Birth Control”

Rudd’s third argument for the Catholic Church’s “flawed, incomplete, and destructive” understanding of Marriage is titled, “Birth Control”. Rudd continues: III. Birth Control: Roman Catholic church [sic] has a prohibition against birth control. Such is as [sic] anti-Biblical [sic] as … Continue reading

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Marriage and Sex, Part 3. “Guilt”

Rudd’s second argument for the Catholic Church’s “flawed, incomplete, and destructive” understanding of Marriage is titled, “Guilt”. Rudd continues: II. Guilt: Rather than sex being a wonderful communion between husband and wife to fulfill the sexual desire, The [sic] Roman … Continue reading

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Marriage and Sex, Part 2. “Purposes”

Like Restorationism, Fundamentalism is a relatively modern Protestant movement, and it was developed within a larger Americanized construct of what Marriage ought to be. That is, Marriage and its more-Americanized (thus, more-secularized) purposes were woven into American Fundamentalism’s newly-formed fabric. … Continue reading

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Marriage and Sex, Part 1. Introduction

Non-Catholic Christians, Most of this website has been specifically addressed to members of the Protestant Church of Christ. This series about Marriage (capitalized as a sacrament), however, is understood by other types of Protestants the same way. And for me … Continue reading

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